Monday, April 26, 2010

Essay: Twenty-Four Hours in London." Richard Steele.

Essay: “Twenty-Four Hours in London.” Richard Steele.

Review: Narrator went to London just to seek novelty. Met people of different vocations. Hackney coachmen and chimney sweeps on their way to bed and young women who gather in Covent Garden to purchase fruit for their families. Women who ramble from shop to shop without buying anything. From beggars to people on the exchange, the variety of life styles to be found in London is most enjoyable to people who are open to experience—“It’s an inexpressible pleasure to know a little of the world, and be of no character or significance in it.”

Comment: In other words an astute observer. RayS.

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. Ed. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books. A Division of Random House, Inc. 1995.

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